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Downton Abbey star: ‘Gay kisses are easier’

British actor Rob James-Collier has revealed it is easier kissing men than women because his wife does not get jealous
Rob James Collier, who plays villainous gay servant Thomas in Downton Abbey, has said it is 'easier' kissing men.
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Downton Abbey star Rob James-Collier has said it is ‘easier’ kissing men than women.

The British actor, who works as villainous servant Thomas Barrow in the hit period drama, has said his wife gets less jealous over his on-screen romances.

Speaking to Jonathan Ross on his chat show, he said: ‘I find it easier. The way I was thinking was that if you kiss a girl you worry about, one, how big is her boyfriend?

‘Two, is he in the building watching and is he going to kick the shit out of you? And three, what is my missus going to think of it?’

‘So we went to the [British Film Institute] for a big unveiling on the cinema screen, and the missus knew [the kiss) was coming, and we were all sitting watching it and I thought “Nice one, she can’t accuse me of anything”, and the missus turned to me and said “You’ve never kissed me like that’.”

Downton Abbey returns to British television screens on Sunday (3 November).

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